For the community at large:
  • Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR) is a group of organizers and community members who are helping facilitate the exchange of services, donations and volunteer time in Northeast Ohio during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents can request help at
  • Childcare Request from CPR - click here
  • Free child care for essential workers provided by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland - click here
  • The Greater Cleveland Food Bank:
  • Local free meals - click here
  • If your employment situation has changed with the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). To apply for benefits, contact your local SNAP office - click here for Cuyahoga County.
  • Basic needs items for families from Providence House - click here
  • Comcast to offer free broadband to low-income households amid Coronavirus crisis - click here
  • COVID-19 interest-free emergency loans from HFLA of Northeast Ohio - click here
  • If your financial situation has changed with the COVID-19 outreach, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Go to the Medicaid Eligibility website to see if you qualify and start the enrollment process.
  • Many community health clinics offer free services or sliding fees, depending on your ability to pay. In Cuyahoga County, resources include Care Alliance or Neighborhood Family Practice.
  • If you or a member of your family is undocumented, please do not forgo medical help! Learn more about how seeking treatment or preventative care will NOT affect your immigration status by clicking here.
  • Check how your bank is responding to the coronavirus crisis - click here
  • COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic by Lawyers for Good Government - click here
  • Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub: remote mentoring and webinars - click here
  • Intuit Aid Assist: free service helping U.S.-based businesses, self-employed, contractors, freelancers, and gig workers understand different business relief programs - click here
Special resources for families with students in the Cleveland and East Cleveland schools:
  • Student meals & emergency food during COVID-19 searchable online via this map for student meals & emergency food during COVID-19
  • Northeast Ohio Boys & Girls Clubs are offering meals for kids:
  • Spectrum to offer free internet access for students - click here
  • College Now Greater Cleveland Resource Center: tele-advising sessions and guides on assistance with Federal student loan debt following the provisions set forth in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the Federal government in response to COVID-19, educational and career counseling, student loan management and repayment, FAFSA and financial aid, and more
  • Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings - click here
  • How to make the most of online courses: click here
  • Online exam tips - click here
  • Collection of anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas and resources for families impacted by closures - click here
Help for homeless individuals and families, or those at risk of homelessness:
  • COVID-19 Cleveland Emergency Homeless Response from the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless:
  • Advice from NEOCH to family members and friends of households who are unstably house: please consider providing TEMPORARY housing to your family member or friend. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 for everyone who is in the shelter including the staff. If you have a family member or friend currently in shelter, please reach out to them and offer them temporary housing with you.
  • If you are age 18-24 in Cuyahoga County and are housing insecure (without a place to stay, or facing homelessness), A Place 4 Me provides temporary housing referrals, emergency rental assistance, and other services. Contact Christie Sozio at 440-823-7227.
For veterans:
  • VA resources for COVID-19 information - click here 
  • Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know - click here 
  • PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program: the financial needs of applicants has exceeded the Foundation's funding capacity of the Foundation, leading to the temporary suspension of the application process. Click here to check back when the process may be resumed or additional resources are listed.
  • VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System: click here for information on increased access and visitor restrictions, and conversion of eight outpatient locations to tele-triage only.
For artists and arts groups:
For nonprofits:
  • Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: resources to nonprofit organizations serving on the frontlines of the pandemic in our region - click here
  • Reach Out: Legal Assistance for Nonprofits: This CMBA program offers nonprofit leaders, board members, and the attorneys who assist them the chance to participate in interactive information webinars through Reach Out Live, pro bono legal assistance for income-eligible nonprofits via applications, and free seminars and brief advice sessions in-person once the COVID-19 shutdown has been lifted. For more information, visit To be added to the Reach Out mailing list for notice of upcoming seminars or to apply for pro bono legal assistance, click here.
  • Nonprofit Guide to the CARES Act (Including Those Loans You’ve Been Hearing About to Cover Payroll and That Don’t Need to Be Paid Back) - click here
  • Frequently updated resources for nonprofits - click here 
  • Free Adaptation Webinar Series for nonprofits - click here
  • Free Webinar: "How Membership Departments Can Prepare for the Impact of Coronavirus" - click here 
  • Free webinars, podcasts and articles from Charity Village; Charity How-To; Frontstream; National Council of Nonprofits; Business Volunteers Unlimited 
  • Budget alleviation efforts for nonprofits from the Small Business Administration - click here 
  • Enhance your virtual conference with a free event community - click here 
  • Free Google Hangouts through July 1 - click here 
  • Support network for transitioning to digital fundraising - click here 
  • Pro tips from Charity Village on working from home for nonprofits - click here 
  • How to smoothly run a professional seminar - click here
  • Emergency succession planning in the time of coronavirus: tips from BVU - click here
Looking to help the groups mentioned above? Find more resources for donors and community supporters here.